RHEL 3 Update 4 w/ 2.4.21-27 kernel - Kernel Panic - process cfusion

A strange report recently came in for which I've found no precedence in ColdFusion's history. A system adminstrator installed Update 4 for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3 (v3.4) with the 2.4.21-27 kernel, and 2.4.21-27.0.2.ELsmp and now after 1 or 2 days of uptime the system encounters a kernel panic and stops, where the ColdFusion MX 6.1 U1 cfusion process is highlighted at the console:

Process cfusion (pid: 7392, stackpage=df8df000)
Stack {...bunch of hex values here}
Call Trace: [] __free_pte [kernel] 0x242
Code: 0f 0b e1 00 a7 ....
Kernel panic: Fatal exception

I've not found any past case of kernel panic for ColdFusion anywhere, and even Google turns up empty, so this looks like a first to me.

If the sysadmin rolls boots an older kernel then the system is stable. The sysadmin reports that Red Hat recommends the new kernel to them.

That's all I've got right now, but just thought I'd share in case a CFMX/Linux user runs into this.

ColdFusion MX 7 Easter Egg?

Pete Freitag found the ColdFusion MX 6.0 easter egg back in 2002, almost 4 month's after release. ColdFusion MX 7 has been out 3 months this week and I haven't seen any discussion of an easter egg yet. Honestly, I don't even know if an easter egg exists or not in this version. Has anyone considered where and what the easter egg might be this time?

Let the hunt begin!


Power Mac dream machine on its way

I've been comtemplating my jump into Mac OS X for a long time now, and I've recently decided to go for it. My dream machine should arrive this week to the office where I'll use the Power Mac G5 and its 30" display as my principle work station, in between my Windows XP box on one side and Red Hat Linux on the other.

I wasn't planning on the 30" display, but after spending a lot of time in the Apple store getting the feel of the displays, I couldn't get myself to part with the motherload of all displays. I mean, hey, I'm in front of a monitor for the better part of 50 hours a week here, so I'd better start making it a better experience than a 17" CRT on top a Wintel workstation that's bulging under the load.

Here's the full spec:

  • 2GB DDR400 SDRAM (PC3200) - 4x512
  • Dual 2GHz PowerPC G5
  • 160GB Serial ATA - 7200rpm
  • ATI Radeon 9650 w/256MB DDR SDRAM
  • Apple Cinema HD Display (30" flat panel)
  • 16x SuperDrive double-layer (DVD+R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)